If you’ve recently gotten dentures, it’s normal to be feeling a little self-conscious eating certain foods again: you want to enjoy your favorite foods, but there’s a bit of nervousness that filling up your plate with the wrong choices could cause a denture disaster in public. But that doesn’t have to be the case, especially if you make a few conscious, denture-friendly choices, and use a denture adhesive. Super Poligrip is a denture adhesive formulated to give you a 12-hour hold, and it’s zinc-free, which means you can smile — and eat — with confidence!
Here are few foods recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) that are not only BBQ appropriate, but work for people who have just had a dental procedure!
BBQ Food Options
Shredded Meat:Cooked, shredded chicken, pulled pork, and brisket are all perfect proteins to pile on your plate.
Soft Spreads:Hummus, guacamole, and other soft spreads are great appetizers. Dip with soft tortillas or pieces of soft pita.
Soft Pasta and Potatoes:Don’t be afraid to pile on those favorite summer staples like macaroni salad, potato salad, and macaroni and cheese.
Soup:Gazpacho is a cold soup made from raw, blended veggies. Because it’s so shareable and usually healthy, it’s the perfect appetizer to bring along and share.
Soft Desserts:Frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream are all fair game.
Soft Fruit:Ripe, easy-to-chew fruits (usually found in fruit salads) are good, healthy options if you have a sweet craving. Think bananas, blueberries, peaches, and nectarines.
Soft Starches:Couscous, quinoa, or rice can all be served either hot or cold, so there are a lot of options here.
Eggs:Deviled eggs or egg salad, anyone?
Tacos:Use soft tortillas, shredded meat, avocado, and refried beans as the filling.
And for those tasty BBQ foods that might be a little dicier with dentures, the ADA recommends getting a little creative: cut corn off the cob or rib meat off the bone, and slice foods like apples and carrots into bite-sized pieces to help with chewing.
This Summer, embrace the warm weather, the food, and most importantly, your new smile!